Educator, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Animal Rights Advocate

American Dog Rescue Foundation

American Dog Rescue Foundation is an all-volunteer organization for which Arthur underwrites administrative costs. That means 100% of ADR proceeds go to animal welfare and projects to save and protect animals.


Thus, contributors are assured their $5 and $10 donations, or $5,000 or $50,000 challenge grants will have maximum impact on the issues faced by ADR’s animal constituency. Most recently, the foundation’s areas of focus have been:

  • Saving and expanding animal shelters
  • Rescuing abandoned pets and live stock in the aftermath of recent disasters in Haiti, New Orleans and Joplin, MO.
  • Providing special funding for specific animals in dire need, such as eye and heart surgeries that would be otherwise cost-prohibitive for the rescue organization or adoptive family involved.
  • Closing down puppy mills nationwide
  • Putting an end to the clubbing of baby seals for their pelts in Canada, Namibia, Greenland, Norway and Russia
  • Saving the Canadian seal habitat, the loss of which is forcing females to abort their pups at sea
  • Rescuing abandoned circus and theme park animals
  • Cracking down on the inhumane practice of penning wild foxes and coyotes to be torn apart by hunting dogs
  • Visiting and supporting sanctuaries and animal welfare organizations globally from China to South Africa
  • Putting an end to dog fighting
  • Helping Veterans with PTSD by connecting them with service dogs
  • Putting an end to the horrific dog meat trade


Causes we support through American Dog Rescue Foundation:



paws2help provides basic vet care to animals in need in West Palm Beach, Florida. These are animals who would otherwise not receive the care they need, based on their owners’ economic situations. In addition to their mobile vet clinics, paws2help also provides education and spay/neuter services. paws2help is a model for the expansion of low-cost veterinary services nationally and American Dog Rescue believes such a solution for care of all animals is long overdue and an idea whose time has come. (Advisor to Executive Director)


paws4people foundation

Founded by 12-year-old Kyria Henry in 1999, paws4people helps train and provide service dogs for people in need. Through initiatives like paws4vets, paws4prisons and many others, paws4people places more than 100 service dogs per year, free-of-charge with war veterans with PTSD and other ailments, as well as disabled young people. The organization also helps reduce recidivism rates in the prisons in which inmates are given the privilege of training service dogs. (Chairman of the Advisory Board)


The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans. They help animals by advocating for better laws to protect animals; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; investigating cases of animal cruelty; and caring for animals through their sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics. American Dog Rescue founder Arthur E. Benjamin has been a leader across many of their programs from ending the annual slaughter of baby Harp seals to dozens of puppy mill busts, from Haitian earthquake relief to the passing of legislation to protect a variety of farm, domestic and wild animals, he, and we are in the forefront of HSUS’s work and accomplishments. (Former National Council Member)


Soi Dog

Soi Dog helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Thailand. The organization aims to set an example for the Asian region on how to humanely reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats through spaying and neutering, and to better the lives and living conditions of the stray dogs and feral cats of Asia. (Contributor and Advisor)



The Utah Animal Adoption Center

The Utah Animal Adoption Center is the only Utah animal rescue organization that rescues from local and regional traditional government and private shelters. (Former Board Member)


Humane Society of Utah

Since 1960, the Humane Society of Utah has provided many important services for animals in need, including: shelter, care and adoption services, low-cost spay and neuter programs, foster pet programs and much more. Arthur E. Benjamin, American Dog Rescue’s founder, goes on-air annually to raise thousands of dollars in support of HSU’s work in Utah. (Sponsor of Annual Gala)



Salt Lake County Animal Services

Salt Lake County Animal Services is a government agency that provides consistent, reliable, and professional solutions for animal related problems, which encourage responsible attitudes and allow people and animals to co-exist in a safer environment. (Advisor to Board of F.A.C.E.S., the 501(c)3 support organization)



Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us. The organization is focused on stopping the killing of nearly 4 million pets in shelters all across America. Best Friends’ work, alongside that of countless others, has dramatically reduced the number of animals being killed in shelters each year. (National Advisor)



No More Homeless Pets

NKUT is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society that brings together passionate individuals, city shelters, and an entire coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters throughout the entire state of Utah by the year 2019. Their plan is straightforward: provide spay / neuter services where they are needed most so that fewer animals go into shelters, and increase adoptions so that more animals are placed into new homes. Step by critical step, NKUT believes together, we can bring the number of pets killed in Utah shelters to zero. (Former Board Member)